Friday, May 08, 2009

Friday 05/08 A.M. Quickie:
Manny, More Manny, With A-Rod, LeBron

Not many do, but I see the huge upside in the whole Manny spectacle from yesterday. That leads today's SN column. Count me in the camp that really is non-plussed by the whole thing.

Yeah, I actually thought that Manny was clean -- so, of anyone, I should be entitled to some outrage. But I don't feel any, in the same way I find the whole "Hall or no Hall" debate ludicrous.

It's a wild, all-hands-on-deck news story. But I appreciated it more for the way it bumped Favre from the headlines -- even A-Rod (remember how big the A-Rod deal was on Monday?). It bumped the NBA from the top of the headlines, too.

But A-Rod is back in the Yankees lineup tonight, and that will be Story No. 1. And the Lakers and Rockets resume their insanely intense series, which will also reclaim some spotlight.

Manny -- for all the "shocked! shocked!" outrage from some corners -- was forgotten as quickly as last night, when the Manny-less Dodgers lost at home, for the first time, to the Nats, no less.

Leitch put something together to lead about all this, and he's right to argue that while it was a wild single-day story, it is easy enough to move on.

Complete column here. More later.

-- D.S.

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